We Need More Immigrants

Most Americans want immigrants to gain citizenship legally, but that is impossible for most immigrants. It is possible to come here legally if you are: a high skill immigrant, have family members in the United States or are a refugee. Our immigration system leaves out a legal pathway for most people in the world. Low skill immigrants, that do not have family in the USA, do have the opportunity to apply for a diversity visa lottery. Last year only about 50,000 people won visas through the diversity lottery, but over 10 million people applied. Winning the immigration lottery is literally the only legal way most people in the world can come to United States legally. Arbitrary government restrictions on immigration artificially keep the number of immigrants down. Immigrants are more likely to start small business and are less likely to commit crimes than average Americans. We need to rework our failed immigration policy that hinders our economy. Allowing more people in the United States will improve our economy and will reduce poverty around the world.

2 thoughts on “We Need More Immigrants”

  1. “Last year only about 50,000 people won visas through the diversity lottery, but over 10 million people applied. Winning the immigration lottery is literally the only legal way most people in the world can come to United States legally. ” There is no validity in arguing that we, the USA, needs immigrants because it is difficult for foreigners to immigrate here.

  2. Immigration, like trade, should be more free between USA and counties with similar Socio-economic standard of living and similar liberties. Having a more desirable country with greater opportunities and bendfits unbalances the flow between countries and places an undue burden on our resources.

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